ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. — The Southern Virginia University men's and women's swimming teams began competition at the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) Swimming Championships Wednesday night at the Chesapeake Bay Aquatic Club.
The opening day of the CAC featured a pair of relays, the 200 medley, and the 800 freestyle.
In their first inaugural appearance in postseason competition, the quartet of James Baldwin, Connor Moore, Gordon McCreadie, and Jonathan Dye posted an impressive third-place finish with a time of 7:08.18 to end the day. The group of Baldwin, Dye, McCreadie, and Travis Lott also swam for the Knights in the 200 medley relay recording a fifth-place finish.
"I'm proud of this group on our men's team," said head coach Jennifer Moore. "Placing third in the 800 free relay gets us off to a great start. They are swimming fast and have set us up to do more great things all weekend."
On the women's side, both relay teams were disqualified for early takeoff.
"For our women's team, today was a learning experience, and we are going to learn from it and move forward," said Moore.
The Knights continue the CAC Swimming Championships, Thursday, Feb. 13, and the meet will begin at 10 a.m.